Finally there is a child safety solution for Deadbolt locks on doors. The new Safety 1st Deadbolt Door Safety Lock easily prevents your young child from opening the deadbolt lock on your front or rear door and venturing out. It has a clear cover that encases the lock assembly. Squeeze the two gray side tabs and rotate to operate the lock. This double action thwarts young hands. This type of safety item has been missing from the marketplace for years. We are happy that we can now offer it for sale.
February 8, 2013
November 30, 2012
KidCo recently recalled their PeaPod and PeaPod Plus Travel Tents. Infants and young children can roll off the edge of the inflatable mattress, become entrapped between the mattress and the fabric sides of the tent, and suffocate. There have been 3 incidents in Canada and 6 in the U.S. with no injuries and one death. A free repair kit is available starting Mid-December 2012 that includes a thinner replacement air mattress and braces that will strengthen the sides of both models. Call 855-847-8600 for the kit. This affects models P100 to P104, and P201 to P205, P900CS, and P001 in Canada only. KidCo Recall Page, CPSC Recall Page.
November 29, 2012
A nationwide study found that child injuries in inflatable bounce houses has soared in recent years. Kids can crowd into them and bounce into each other or send other kids flying with their bouncing. Injuries involved are broken bones, sprains, cuts and concussions. Article Link
July 9, 2012
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There are numerous child safety hazards to protect against in your bathroom. Never leave a child alone in the bathroom or let them play there. Below is a list of top hazards to protect.
1. Lock your toilet. Kids often like to play or place toys in the toilet. A Toilet Lock will keep them away from potential unsanitary conditions as well as the drowning hazard.
2. Move medicine out of reach, or lock it up in a Medicine Safe.
3. Supervise children while they bathe, never leave them unattended.
4. Make sure water temperature is safe for young kids. Set your water heater to 120 degrees or less to prevent scalding. You can also use a bath tub thermometer to check.
5. Safeguard toiletries and cleaners in cabinets and drawers with Cabinet Safety Locks.
7. Cushion or shield the tub spout to prevent head bumps with a Tub Spout Cover.
8. Make sure there are no dangling cords from hair dryers or other plug-ins. Put away if necessary.
9. Do not place used razors or other dangerous items in a accessible waste basket.
10. Consider using a door top lock to keep the child out altogether.
February 22, 2012
Research published in “Pediatrics” has linked crib bumper pads to at least 27 infant deaths between 1985 and 2005. So it seems that using the pillow like bedding accessory is a thing of the past. The pads can present a real danger to your child and it is said that a bare crib is much safer than using the bumper pads.
Kidsafe recommends that you DO NOT USE BUMPER PADS as they pose a real threat when it comes to suffocation, choking, and falling hazards.
It is recommended that you immediately get rid of bumper pads you may have in your childs crib – as it is proven that they have caused death in infants and serve as a step up for an older child possibly causing a spill from the crib.
They do sell mesh bumper pads which may not present the same danger as the pillow pads - but no research shows that they eliminate the problem of suffocation all together.
Also there is no evidence that shows that a bare crib presents a danger for your baby when it comes to them pushing up against the rails.
All in all, it’s a good idea to remove the bumper pads and place your baby on his/her back when sleeping. Bumper pads, sleep positioners and other bedding create a suffocation risk and may cause the risk of SIDS. Research shows that air flow is a factor in SIDS, and bumper pads can create a risk of mechanical suffocation and reduce airflow in the crib.
So now go – empty that crib, and then enjoy your baby! Crib Safety Products
The staff at Kidsafe
January 17, 2012
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If you’re having trouble fitting an area in your home for a gate because it is wider than normal or you need a gate that is taller than others - here is the answer: the “Tall and Wide Auto Close Gateway” by KidCo model G1200 and G1201.
This gate has many wonderful features such as ”Magnet-Lock technology”, allowing the door to automatically draw to a close, and a Hold Button” that secures the door in an open position should you need to go through the gate numerous times before closing it.
The pressure mount system allows you to install this gate without tools, and it will not harm your walls or door jambs. Its constructed of a duty steel that will insure many years of use.
The basic gate width is 29″-47.5″ ( this includes extensions) and has an extra tall height of 36″.
Since this is a pressure mount gate it is not recommended for the top of the stairs, but will work well in any other situation in your home.
December 21, 2011
Keeping an eye on your toddler or infant can be a real job, but its an important one. Being able to protect them from a distance and keep a watchful eye on them has now become very possible with the new state of the art MobiCam Digital DXR Wireless Baby Monitoring System .
The MobiCam Digital DXR Wireless Baby Monitoring System has a high-resolution quad monitor screen, a wide camera viewing angle and infrared night vision up to 40 feet. It features voice-activation and 2-way talk back to aid in family communication. You can add extra cameras up to a total of 4 for multiple room monitoring. The DXR can also connect to the internet with optional software so you can view from PC’s, Laptops, and smart phones. It also has built-in recording capability with a memory card slot.
The MobiCam Digital DXR Monitoring system has been honored with the following awards:
- Mom’s Choice Gold
- National Parenting Center Seal of Approval
- Reader’s favorite for Baby & Children’s Product News
- Babble Top 100 Newborn Essentials
The MobiCam is a great tool to help keep your little one safe and give you peace of mind even when you are not in the room with them and the feature of being able to connect through your lap top lets you monitor even when you are not home.
November 18, 2011
Thanksgiving marks the start of the holiday season and all those delicious feasts.
The kitchen however can be a very dangerous place especially for the kids. Cooking equipment, most often the range or stove top, is the leading cause of reported home fires and injuries in the United States.
A child can be seriously injured by hot liquids, steam or fire, or an unattended hot-pot or pan can easily be grabbed by a curious little one.
It’s always fun to cook with the kids during the holidays, but be sure to protect your child by turning all pot handles inward, never leave kids alone by a hot stove and be sure to have a working fire extinguisher near your kitchen.
Some other great ways to protect your children in the kitchen is by using a “Stove Guard” which prevents your child from reaching a hot-pot and pulling it down on themself. “ Stove Knob Covers” lock your stoves knobs so a burner can not be turned on by a curious toddler and an” Oven Front Lock” prevents a hot oven from being opened by a busy little chef.
So remember have a safe and happy holiday and don’t forget to make an extra large turkey – you can never have enough left over turkey!
Happy Holidays from the staff at Kidsafe.
July 19, 2011
The National SAFE KIDS campaign reports that approximately 18 children ages 10 and under die each year in falls from windows. They also report that another 4,700 children age 14 and under will need treatment for injuries due to window fall related injuries.
All windows within in a home should be child-proofed for window falls. The window screens should not be counted on to prevent falls as they are often flimsy or easily dislodged. You should also remove all furniture near or under windows so that young children cannot use it for climbing to a window.
There are two main approaches for baby-proofing your windows. They are Window Stops or Window Bars. Window Stops are used to limit a window from opening a window more than 4″, the maximum safe distance. Window Bars are used on the inside of windows to block access to the window, and come in different sizes. Both are effective deterrents.
The KidCo Window Stop is a good example.